Wine Tasting 7/29/14

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events, Uncategorized by hvine on July 24, 2014 No Comments yet

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014
6-9 Pm
No charge for Tastings

2012 Valle Reale Trebbiano d’Abruzzo Vigne Nuove
Tuscany, Italy
Bright straw. Fresh aromas of jasmine, lemon and pear on the enticing nose. Bright and lively on the palate, but with surprising richness to the apple, lemon and delicate herbal flavors. Finishes long and clean, with a repeating herbal note. Straightforward but with sneaky concentration. 88 points Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
BTG $6.25 Retail $13.99

2013 VIÑA LEYDA Sauvignon Blanc
Leyda Valley, Chile
Tropical more than green and pungent, this fragrant wine offers powdery, sweet notes and stronger coastal ones. It’s lean and angular in feel, with oceanic flavors of nettle, tangerine and lemon. A light green flavor and a chalky feel make up the finish.
89 Points Wine Enthusiast
BTG $6.00 Retail $12.99

2011 Poggio San Polo Rubio Sangiovese
Tuscany, Italy
A gorgeous entry-level offering, the 2011 Rubio is a pretty, fresh, vinous wine to drink over the next few years. Sweet black cherries, spices and violets all jump from the glass in this exuberant, flashy Sangiovese. Readers looking for a delicious, value-priced Tuscan red will find much to like here. 88pts Wine Advocate
BTG $7.50 Retail $17.99

2010 Castello di Bossi Chianti Classico
Tuscany, Italy
An elegantly crafted wine with impeccably balanced tones of red cherry, spice, mild coffee and leather that play off each other in an expertly choreographed dance. It’s a young, firm wine that shows great energy. 91 Pts Wine Advocate
BTG $8.50 Retail $21.99

2010 Bodega Renacer Enamore 60% malbec, 30% cabernet sauvignon and 5% each bonarda and cabernet franc
Mendoza, Argentina
Made from grapes partially dried by wind on the vines. Medium ruby. Sexy, slightly high-toned aromas of blackberry, mocha, cedar, violet and bitter chocolate lifted by a peppery note; hints at dried fruits without showing any raisiny character. Sweet, silky and seamless offering lush yet utterly fresh flavors of currant, plum and chocolate nicely framed by harmonious acidity. This very rich wine finishes with plush, ripe tannins and terrific length. In a distinctly European style. Always a delicious bottling and a big success in 2010. 92 points Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
BTG $9.75 Retail $25.99

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